Feng shui is often seen in the Western world as an esoteric practice, concerned with the magical placement of certain items to gain wealth or accumulate power. But the truth is, feng shui is based on very simple ideas that you can easily use to improve your life.

Correct observation of the principals of feng shui can indeed increase your prosperity, enhance your relationships, and even help you improve your own health and the health of your family. Here are some of the very simple ways that feng shui can create an environment that fosters good health, rather than draining energy that leaves you open and vulnerable to disease.

Here are some simple ways that you can use feng shui to promote good health in your home today:

• Eliminate clutter in your home. Clutter blocks the flow of positive energy in your living space and leaves you feeling drained and tired. Your home should be an open, neatly organized space where you feel safe and secure. Clutter impedes this feeling of security, instead creating an environment of chaos.

Quite simply, if you do not need, want, use or love an object within your home, get rid of it. Give it to a friend or family member, donate it to charity, or simply throw it away. As you eliminate items that no longer have any use for you, the energy in your home will improve dramatically.

• Make sure that your home is clean. Like clutter, uncleanliness in your home creates a depressive, draining environment where positive energy and good health cannot exist.

For many of us, one of the biggest obstacles to having a clean home is admitting to ourselves that we do not have time to handle everything. Working full time, raising children, and fulfilling social obligations take up an overwhelming part of our time and energy. At the end of the day, many of us simply do not have time to clean.

If this sounds like you, one of the most important steps you can take is to admit to yourself that you need help, and give yourself permission to bring in someone to help you clean. It is okay to not be able to handle everything. Once you give yourself this permission, hiring someone to help keep your house clean will do wonders for your energy and your health.

• Be mindful of electromagnetic fields. Every electronic device in your home emits electromagnetic fields, which suppress your immune system. By minimizing the number of electronic devices in your living space, you will eliminate much of this negative energy.

This is particularly true with your bedroom, because this is where your body heals and repairs itself. Make sure that all electronic devices, such as digital alarm clocks, televisions, and stereos are at least three feet away from your bed. Also, if you have a television or stereo in your bedroom, it is a good idea to keep it in a cabinet that can be shut while you are sleeping at night.

By paying attention to the energy in your home and how it is affecting you and following the simple recommendations above, you can dramatically improve your health and any other areas of your life as well.

Author's Bio: 

Linda Binns shows you how to be more successful in all areas of your life by working with your environment. Get FREE Feng Shui Success Secrets. These powerful and practical secrets can help you transform your life. Go to www.fengshuiexplained.com now.

Linda Binns is author of Feng Shui for Your Relationships: Changing Your Environment to Create Better Relationships. She has been a Feng Shui Practitioner, Author, Speaker and teacher for over 10 years. She has appeared internationally on television and radio and in local publications. Linda is also the founder of The Feng Shui Success Institute – which teaches in-depth Feng Shui training and practitioner certification